Wow! We are alluded to in the classic bestseller “No Contest, The Case Against Competition” by Allfie Kohn. That’s a great honor! The Afterword to the 20th Anniversary Edition of No Contest explains that cooperative games are a bright spot in the current landscape. Then Kohn mentions Animal Town as a source. We are Animal Town’s direct decendent . . . Animal Town was founded by visionary Ken Kolsbun, then changed to Child and Nature, now owned and operated by us (Suzanne Lyons & family) as CooperativeGames.com. Thank You Alfie Kohn! As always, Thank You Ken and Jann Kolsbun!
Wildcraft! the herbal adventure cooperative game is here . . . I’m doing a special introductory price of $24.95 until Christmas. I had a great time today with the ladies of the neighborhood making wreaths. We had collected grape vines, pine, toyon berries, madrone berries. We drank chai and ate vegetarian chili. It all made me appreciate about our beautiful and useful wild native plants and the joys of working together. Yeah cooperative play! Yay native plants!
The Japanese whaling fleet is headed to the Southern Ocean right now. They plan to kill over 1000 whales, including endangered fin whales. Where’s President Obama? He said he’d uphold the international moratorium on commercial whaling. So far, nothin’. I don’t mean to commercialize this issue, but I’ll remind you of our classic cooperative game Save the Whales. It’s a rarity, sold only on our site at this time . . . there are only few dozen left. . . the game is elaborate and very expensive to republish. Alas, the Save the Whales game is endangered itself! If you’re into the whaling issue, I recommend buying a copy of this amazing game. It’s fun, beautiful, inspiring–I will only sell two to a customer so we can spread the joy of this game as far as possible before we are out of the supply. I haven’t increased the price; still just $36.00 even though I could make more $ by advertising what a collector’s item this game is. The important thing is to spread the enjoyment of cooperative games, thereby promoting an understanding of cooperation–AND HELPING SAVE THE WHALES!!!
The Japanese whaling fleet is on its way to the Antarctic Ocean as you read this (December 8 2010). They plan to slaughter over 1000 whales for commercial purposes, including 50 endangered fin whales. President Obama made this campaign promise: “As president, I will ensure that the U.S. provides leadership in enforcing wildlife protection agreements, including the international moratorium on commercial whaling. As the commercial whaling season begins, it’s a good time to remember that this issue is nowhere near resolved, and President Obama needs to know people care. Whales are dying, marine wildlife is being decimated . . . be aware of it . . . hold a candle . . . do what you can, if you can . . . remember the gentle leviathans of the deep in your thoughts, prayers, and actions . . .
Amazing experience! Because we’re the source of classic boardgame Save the Whales, we were privileged to be invited to a benefit for Sea Shepherd, the world’s largest marine mammal conservation society. It was a great night in the Hollywood Hills, with awesome vegan food and cocktails a plenty. Never met so many people in one place willing to put themselves on the line to protect whales from commercial exploitation. PASSION in action-wow! Saving the whales (and the oceans and ourselves) is serious business but the quest can be as fun as it is important–Sea Shepherd (& Save the Whales) show that!